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Boss Basics – Accessories That Every Man Must Own (Part 2)


Trends come and go, but certain accessories and pieces of clothing are not subject to it. These are essential for every man, and with good reason: it’s why Paul Newman, James Dean or Marlon Brando look timeless even today.

Thus, we’ve listed down those accessories that every man must own. Here’s the second roundup.


A peacoat/pea jacket is a double-breasted outer coat, generally of a navy-colored heavy wool.

This piece is essential because it’ll keep you warm, and it looks so damn sharp.



Polo Shirt

The classic polo shirt is a basic summer piece that lets you look formal with its collar but still remain casual because of its short sleeves.



Selvage Jeans

Jeans are an everyday staple so see to it that you get a sturdy, great-looking pair in dark blue – particularly one with a selvage (a clean edge on the denim near the seam).

Selvage jeans are a bit pricier and may take a while to break in, but they’re much sturdier and give you better value. They look terrific too.

Shoe Polish

Here’s a fun fact: shoes are often the first thing women notice in a man. Do your shoes get the same attention as your clothes? They should so make sure you shine them regularly with shoe polish.

Sport coat

When you need to wear a jacket but don’t have to wear a suit, put on a sport coat or blazer to boost your look.

The best part about sport coats: they look great even with a T-shirt and jeans, or a dress shirt and pants.




It’s good to shield your eyes from the sun; just make sure you wear a pair that compliments your face. The safest yet sharp-looking options are usually aviators and wayfarers.

Tailored suit

Every man needs at least one suit in his closet. It can’t just be any suit though: it should be tailored to fit your body.

Go for a neutral color, like black, gray, or navy. These hues are classics.



While various electronic handheld devices can show you the time, they can’t ever replace an elegant wristwatch. Remember: a timepiece is the most basic of all accessories.

Checking the time on your watch versus looking at your smartphone says a lot about you.

Travel bag

While it’s good to have an everyday bag, you’ll need another one for travel.

But don’t settle for a mere gym bag or backpack; put your things in a respectable carrying case that’s perfect for a business trip or weekend getaway.


Trench Coat

The trench coat’s function is twofold:

  • It’s a practical piece of outerwear that’ll keep you dry and warm when it’s cold.
  • If you choose a good coat, it’ll make you look really good when you use it.





Don’t just shove items into your pockets; use a wallet. But rather than a bulging leather wallet, aim for a thinner version or a money clip.

Like the classic timepiece, wallets are one of the basic accessories that every man must have.

White Sneakers

Whether your workplace has casual Fridays or a relaxed dress code for the rest of the week, you’ll need a pair of versatile white sneakers.

You can use them on anything from a full suit, to jeans and a crewneck T-shirt.


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